Friday, August 20, 2010

Time for T

T-Shirts, that is

This week on the DCM Jane's asking for cards inspired by T-shirts - the designs on them, fancy bits - anything really.  If you can add a pic of what inspired you then that would be fab too.

Tbh I'm having such a busy time atm, I wasn't expecting to get anything done for this week - then I realised that my friend's son's birthday is in a few days time, so I thought that if I cheated just a little bit (as in this card isn't inspired by an actual piece of clothing) I could join in and get Sam's card made.  I also thought that if I made a T-shirt shaped card I might win back a brownie point or two hehe!
Actually though, I was also inspired by one of the papers in the fab Bo Bunny "Rusted Sun" collection - which has a wonderful design of little t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops on one side and the other is covered with little swimsuits.  I love this collection and have almost used it all up.  Which says a lot!

The papers are all from the "Rusted Sun" collection , including all the surfboards which I cut from a couple of them
The t-shirt shape is nice and simple to make and cut from Bazzill card.  I've used a metallic pen to highlight and a black one to add the "stitching"
Lettering and mats made using PSP and cut on the Robo - I've had this font for ages and not used it, it's called Jokerman and is such a fun font.

 I've got loads of things to get parcelled up and into the post today, and I'm going to get on with some commissioned cards.  I deserve a bit of crafting time after the week I've had, but I'm gradually working down that to-do list.  I'll feel even more on top of things once my crafting list is under control with the family cards and those commissions are done.  I can't remember the last time I sat here and spent some time browsing blogs and other favourite places on the net.
Soooo, I'll just say I'm hoping to catch up with my blogging buddies soon!


Rein said...

Love your T-shirt card!

Di said...

Ooo fab card Kathy, lovely and bright x

Lynda said...

Bright, Summery and fabulous - love it - reminds me of holidays in Newquay!

Love Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great boy card, love the colours and the surf board motif!

Karen said...

Now you might not feel that you were inspired by a t-shirt but haven't you gone one better & actually made one??? Brilliant card Kathy...hope you get some 'me' time soon XXX

Traceyr said...

Fabulous card Kathy - that font is a favourite of the kids at school so Sam will love it.


Lythan said...

Wonderful card. Love the papers! Hope you manage to get everything done Kathy

Allison said...

what a super card kathy
Have a great weekend

Janice said...

Great card, lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

A real "dude" of a card! :)

Vanessa x